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Serena ain’t done yet

NEW YORK—They came from far and wide for Serena—no last name required, befitting someone as much an icon as superstar athlete—to see her practice and play and, it turned out, win a match at the US Open on Monday night, turning out in record numbers to fill Arthur Ashe Stadium and shout and applaud and pump their fists right along with her.

U.S. Open champ gets $2.6M

NEW YORK—The US Open singles champions will receive $2.6 million this year, with total player compensation for the Grand Slam tournament surpassing $60 million for the first time.

Highest paid in NBA history

LOS ANGELES—LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday.

US study finds that seniors are critically underprepared for future health care needs

BOCA RATON, Florida—The American health-care system faces a significant aging population combined with an increase in seniors living with multiple chronic diseases. Medicare enrollment is expected to increase from 66 million seniors to 78 million by 2030,  with 85 percent of older adults having at least one chronic health condition, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Hospitals and health systems will experience unprecedented challenges in delivering quality care and reducing costs, requiring new approaches to keep seniors healthy and avoid costly emergency visits.

102-year-old World War II veteran from segregated mail unit honored

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Millions of letters and packages sent to US troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail—it was the main link between home and the front in a time long before video chats, texting or even routine long-distance phone calls.

China’s Xi warns Biden over Taiwan, calls for cooperation

BEIJING—President Xi Jinping warned against meddling in China’s dealings with Taiwan during a phone call with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, that gave no indication of progress on trade, technology or other irritants, including Beijing’s opposition to a top American lawmaker’s possible visit to the island democracy, which the mainland claims as its own territory.